ASAP is an After School Activities Program offering tutoring, mentoring, healthy foods, and fun games and activities to Silverton 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
ASAP is an after-school program for the Middle School Students in the Silver Falls School District. We provide academic support, 1-on-1 tutoring, nutritious meals, engaging activities, and a connection with peers and positive adult role-models.
During Power Hour students get a healthy snack and complete at least one homework assignment each day. We have amazing volunteer tutors who help students with their work and encourage them as they get caught up!
After Power Hour students get a healthy and delicious meal prepared and served by a rotating team of volunteers.
For many of our students the highlight of ASAP is activity time! From the end of dinner time to 5:45 students play structured games, do art with Silverton Artist Ann Altman, and create crafts. Our goal: have as much fun as possible before kids are picked up to go home.
Hillary Boost joined the ASAP team in September of 2017! Hillary is from Mount Angel originally, and after teaching high school math in South Dakota for 4 years it was time to come home. She is passionate about education and meeting the needs of middle school students, and she sees her work at ASAP as an opportunity to give back and have fun. She is also passionate about petting as many dogs as is humanly possible.
James Baker "I am super excited to be working with you all! The past 10 years of my life I have worked for the Target Corporation as a Senior Team Leader, but before that I worked for 3 years as a Director of a school age childcare program. I love that I am getting back to my roots and working with youth again. When not at work I love to spend time with my wife Kris, my cat King, and my two rabbits Irving and Lupin! I enjoy reading, watching movies and everything Star Wars. I volunteer with a charity organisation called the 501st Legion, which is a Star Wars costuming group. We dedicate all of our time in helping those in need. One of my favorite outings are to the Children's Hospital in Portland. I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you as we go on this journey together!"
Olga Mendez I am very excited to be a part of ASAP this year, as I have previously volunteered around elementary schools and non-profit organizations. I can’t wait to have a leadership role with the students that attend ASAP!
Our volunteers are amazing people from all over our community who are dedicated to helping our students succeed! The program is made possible with a team of over 60 volunteers and 2 paid staff who work in conjunction with the local school administration to provide the best After-School Program in Silverton! You can volunteer with us too!
Guidestar is an organization that ranks nonprofits by level of transparency so that you know where your money is going. ASAP is a platinum status level nonprofit - our donors know that we are using their generosity well!
ASAP's leadership board is made up of volunteers from around the community who care about the wellbeing of Silverton's youth. The board meets the first Thursday of every month to discuss program needs and events.
We work hard to keep ASAP free for students and families. Our cooks volunteer their time on a rotating basis, and many of our tutors are retired teachers. All of these people work together to provide an enriching free service for students and families!
Our mission is to provide support, encouragement and nurture to middle school youth to assist them toward a positive transition into adolescence.